Fr Lawrence is happy to confirm that he will be there on 18th June.
On Tuesday 1oth June a small band of pilgrims visited the overgrown ruins of Newminster Abbey. It is certainly no longer safe for a large group but our small group were very kindly given permission to make this visit to honor our patron St Robert. Prayers were said in the Chapter House for the parish. Fr Michael Louglin, from Hull, joined us as well as two pilgrims from Ireland.
CLICK HERE for St Robert of Newminster Newsletter 8th June 2014
A Hymn for Pentecost
The Icon arrives on the afternoon of Friday 6th June. Cath Ferguson, the Iconographer, together with her husband, Chas, is assisted by Jacob Conroy (who made the easel to hold the icon) as the Icon is prepared to be lifted into place: Pictures from St Robert’s Day. We were delighted to have Dom Mark Caira OCSO, Abbot of Nunraw Abbey in Scotland to bless the Icon. Nunraw is part of the Cistercian Order to which St Robert belonged. Nunraw is the nearest Cistercian abbey to Morpeth. Here we have the Abbot with Fr Jim Doherty, Fr Lawrence Jones and Deacon Chas Ferguson, the husband of Cath who wrote (painted) the Icon.
CLICK HERE for St Robert of Newminster Newsletter 1st June 2014
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Friday 6th June – 9.30am Bishop Seamus celebrates the School Mass (in church) in anticipation of St Robert’s Feast Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MASS IS AT 9.30AM NOT 9.15AM AS STATED PREVIOUSLY
Saturday 7th June – St Robert’s Feast Day – blessing of the Icon of St Robert of Newminster by the Abbot of Nunraw Abbey, Scotland, Dom Mark Caira OCSO, followed by shared table and family picnic.
Sunday 8th June – Pentecost Sunday. There will be a special Holy Hour between 5.30pm to 6.30pm – a time of reflection and silent prayer for the Gift of the Holy Spirit.